OBIARUKU/Nigeria: Ukwuani Archdeaconry in Ndokwa Diocese has ended their Universal Week of Prayer with a call on Christians to have faith and put their trust in God.
The Rev’d Paul Opia made this call at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Umuebu during the week of prayer tagged “I will do a new thing”.
Rev’d Opia while admonishing the congregation said, “2018 is a year of abundance, our years of lack and famine are gone forever,” he said.
He stated that Christians need to be faithful in order to access the abundance in the year adding that God will visit His children in new dimensions this year especially those that experienced set backs in the past years. “God will restore your lost years,” he stressed.
The clergy therefore enjoined the congregants to have faith in God and believe His word adding that doubt should be avoided if they want to receive anything from God.
He also noted that for one to live an abundant life that such a one must live a prayerful life because according to him, prayers changes things; he advised believers to always seek the face of God in their decision making and taking even as he charged them to avoid laziness at all cost.
Earlier at the St James Anglican Church, Obiaruku, Lay Reader Chekube Kikenme in a sermon titled, “Tell my people to go forward” called on Christians not to be afraid because God will always be with His children.
He stated that no matter what believers are faced with that they should continue to move forward in order for them to receive new things.
He therefore encouraged the congregation to forget the former things and continue to move forward. “Always obey the word of God,” he said.